In the very few minutes it actually took him to get to the house, to the bedroom, Tahiri went through an emotional roller-coaster. While outwardly she remained steady on the bed, inside her mind was racing, part of her even being tempted to run away, to message him again and say it didn't matter, that everything was fine, that she'd see him later. To run away and not look back. As if that would even work, Jacen would find her. And the longer she left things, the worse it would be.
Even if she was utterly terrified.
Could she do this? Really do it?
Did she actually have a choice?
The mental shields around herself remained as tight as ever when she heard him coming in, up the stairs. And inwardly she kicked herself when he mentioned his twin.
"It's not Jaina, I haven't heard anything about her, sorry, I should have said that in the message." Stupid, Tahiri, stupid. Of course Jacen was going to be worried about Jaina.
The blonde stood up slowly, her movements hesitant as she stepped towards him.
"Jacen, I'm..." The words choked in her throat and she forced herself to take a very deep breath. Just say it, just say that word, get it out there, let him know. Shakily, she raised her gaze to meet his, and opened herself out in the Force again, letting him in once more.